Russian missiles target more than 40 Ukraine cities, towns

KYIV / BRUSSELS: Russian Missiles More than 40 Ukrainian cities and towns were attacked, officials said on Thursday, after a UN General Assembly resolution called Moscow’s annexation of Ukrainian territory a “illegal” and Ukraine’s allies pledge more military aid.
Russia repeated its position that the West, by helping Ukraine, indicated that “it is a direct party to the conflict” and warned that Ukraine’s admission to NATO could trigger a Third World War.
Deputy Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Alexander Venediktov told state news agency TASS on Thursday: “Kyiv is well aware that such a step would mean a guaranteed escalation to the World third war”.
In the past 24 hours, Russian missiles hit more than 40 settlements, while the Ukrainian air force carried out 32 airstrikes on 25 Russian targets, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said. .
The mayor of the port city of Mykolaiv, Oleksandr Senkevich, said in a social media post that the southern city was under “massive shelling”.
“A five-storey residential building was hit, the upper two floors were completely destroyed, the rest – under the rubble. Rescuers are working at the scene,” he said.
A shipbuilding center and a port on the Southern Bug River off the Black Sea, Mykolaiv suffered heavy Russian bombardment throughout the war.
Russia also targeted settlements in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv region using explosive drones early Thursday, regional authorities said on messaging app Telegram.
The governor of the Kyiv region, Oleksiy Kuleba, said that based on preliminary information, the attacks were caused by munitions produced by Iran. They are often referred to as “kamikaze drones”.
Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s office, said critical infrastructure was hit by drones.
The governor of Dnipropetrovsk, Valentyn Reznichenko, wrote on Telegram that the missile hit more than 30 multi-storey and private houses, gas pipelines and power lines in the city of Nikopol, Dnipropetrovsk region.
Reuters was unable to immediately verify the report.
NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, said that the Russian missile attacks were a sign of weakness. “Russia is really losing on the battlefield,” Stoltenberg said.
When his forces have lost support since September, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin escalated the conflict, ordered the call for hundreds of thousands of reservists, announced the annexation of occupied Ukrainian territory, and repeatedly threatened to use nuclear weapons to defend Russia.
Putin has threatened to use nuclear weapons to defend Russian soil, which he says includes all four regions he announced to be annexing last month.
Our President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that he doubted Putin would use nuclear weapons. A senior NATO official said a Russian nuclear strike would almost certainly trigger a “physical response” from Ukraine’s allies and possibly NATO.
United Nations Conference of Russia
In New York, three-quarters of the 193 members of the General Assembly – 143 countries – on Wednesday voted in favor of a resolution condemning Russia’s “illegal annexation plot” to the four regions affected by Russia. Partially occupied in Ukraine.
Only four countries joined Russia in voting against the resolution – Syria, Nicaragua, North Korea and Belarus. Thirty-five countries abstained, including Russia’s strategic partner China, while the rest did not.
Moscow in September announced the annexation of four partially occupied regions in Ukraine – Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia – after holding what it calls a referendum.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Twitter that he was “grateful to the 143 countries that supported the historic #UNGA resolution… Attempts to annexation by (Russia) are worthless.”
In Brussels, more than 50 Western nations met to pledge more military aid to Ukraine, especially anti-aircraft weapons, following heavy retaliatory attacks ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin in the past year. This week in response to an explosion on a bridge in Crimea.
Commitments from the allies included France’s announcement that it would deliver radar and air defense systems to Ukraine in the coming weeks. Britain has pledged anti-aircraft missiles and Canada has said it will provide artillery shells and other supplies.
At a meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group in Brussels, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the latest Russian attacks show “maliciousness and cruelty” since the invasion of Ukraine on February 24. At least 26 people have been killed since Monday in Russian missile attacks. throughout Ukraine.
Ukraine has been moving momentum since September with an unusual increase, but more help will be needed, he said. “…We’re going to do everything we can to make sure they have what it takes to be effective,” Austin told reporters.
Since Monday’s attack, Germany has sent the first of four IRIS-T SLM air defense systems, while Washington has said it will speed up delivery of the systems. no NASAMS promised.
“The more support Ukraine has now, the sooner we will end the war with Russia,” Zelenskiy said via video at a forum during the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Washington.
United Nations Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia of Russia told the General Assembly before the vote that the resolution was “politicized and openly provocative”, adding that it could “destroy” efforts to achieve a diplomatic solution.


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